Publication of the collection of poetry “At Tawang Monastery”
GUWAHATI, September 26: A collection of poems titled At Tawang Monastery, written by Dr Tapati Baruah Kashyap, was published Saturday at the Pandu Buddhist Temple here in Assam by the famous Buddhist monk and scholar Khemananda Bhikkhu.
The book is a collection of 49 poems written about visiting various Buddhist shrines in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Bhutan and Nalanda.
In publishing the book, the bhikkhu congratulated the poet for having expressed her experiences of her travels to the various Buddhist destinations in the form of poetry.
“People usually write travelogues in prose. But Dr Kashyap broke new ground by writing travelogues in the form of poetry. People who read these poems will be inspired to visit Buddhist destinations with a new perspective, ”said the bhikkhu.
Dr Kashyap said: “The serenity of various Buddhist shrines is a whole different experience. It gives a totally unique feeling, which I thought was best expressed through poetry. I also tried to get the message across that Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Bhutan are some of the most beautiful Buddhist destinations in the world.
Dr Kashyap is the author of over a dozen books in English and Assamese. This is his fifth collection of poetry in English.